Education, Practice, Craft

INTBAU is hosting a lunchtime talk with INTBAU USA founding board member and ICTP member, Ethan Anthony, and woodcarver and IYP member, Sarah Goss, entitled Education, Practice, Craft.

For this next session in INTBAU’s Summer Series of online talks, Ethan will be focusing on the use of traditional craftsmanship and more specifically, woodcarving, in his projects. Ethan will be joined by UK based INTBAU practitioner and woodcarver, Sarah Goss, to discuss the challenges of incorporating these traditional crafts into contemporary design, with reference to the tools, techniques and educational initiatives integral to the preservation of these practical skills. Ethan Anthony is an American architect, author, academic, and is widely recognised as a leading figure in the design of the new Traditional American church architecture.

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July 29, 2020

5:30pm – BST (British Summer Time), 12:30pm EST


Contemporary Classicism: Learn the Orders Online with INTBAU

This week-long online workshop, August 10 – 14, 2020, from 10:30am to 4:00pm (British Summer Time) developed by Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London, is delivered in partnership with The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU). Students will be introduced to the classical orders and the associated architectural grammar and design principles which the orders underpin. A series of lectures by course tutors and guest specialists of international repute will introduce the role of the orders in architectural design from antiquity to the present day, from the scale of the city to the building and the interior, and with reference to global sources. An underlying concern of the course is the consideration of classicism as a living language of architecture.

The main focus of the course will be each student’s drawing of a classical order at full scale, including every element from base to capital and entablature, and the mouldings which make up these parts. This workshop will be fully supported by experienced teaching staff and all of the work composited into a single communal drawing at the end of the week.

Students will gain a broad understanding of the approach, ethos and culture of architecture at Kingston School of Art (KSA). For those interested in further architectural study, and in particular the classical architectural design teaching in our MArch Architecture (RIBA 2) course, this short course is invaluable.

Course tutors

All our tutors are professional creatives who work within the industry and have extensive experience of sharing their knowledge and expertise at Kingston University.

What to bring

Due to the online nature of this course, students will require access to the following:

  • Computer with webcam and microphone suitable for use with video conferencing software
  • Clear vertical wall space of min. 2.5m wide x 2m high, to which you are happy to tape paper
  • Box of charcoal
  • Stick of red chalk
  • Wide masking tape
  • Roll of wallpaper backing paper
  • Plumb line
  • Spirit level
  • Set square
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Sketch/notebook
  • Pencils


Hempcrete: The Better Than Zero Carbon Building Material

INTBAU is hosting a lunchtime talk on Hempcrete. Learn more and register below: A composite material made from wet-mixing hemp shiv with a lime binder, Hempcrete provides a natural, vapour-permeable, airtight insulation material which also has great thermal mass, giving it a uniquely effective thermal performance.

Register for INTBAU’s lunchtime talk with Alex Sparrow, Founder and MD at UK Hempcrete, who is recognised globally as one of the leading experts in the use of hempcrete and other bio-materials in construction. Alex speaks internationally on hempcrete, as well as providing training and consultancy services with a global reach, to assist others in the use of hempcrete and bio-based construction materials.

Thursday 16th July 2020

1pm – BST (British Summer Time)

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Education | Practice | Craft

Join INTBAU for its Summer Series on educational initiatives transferring knowledge, craft and traditional skills central to architectural practice in the Mediterranean, the Gulf and beyond with speakers ICTP member Mohamad Hamouié, Yasmine El Majzoub of Terrachidia and INTBAU Spain’s Chapter chair Alejandro García Hermida

Date: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Time: 12pm – BST (British Summer Time)

Please sign up to receive the Zoom link on 14th July.

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Traditions: Southwestern United States

Traditional building, architecture, and urbanism of the southwestern United States is responsive to its culture, climate, and materials. From the Mesa Verde to Santa Fe, from ancestral to colonial traditions, whether stone masonry or adobe, southwestern traditions of building in the United States provide a rich resource for designers today and a wealth of examples of a climate-adaptive architecture.

“Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.” [Photo: Christine Huckins Franck]
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